Film Screenings at Okia Cinema This Weekend

Film Screenings at Okia Cinema This Weekend

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Screening of “Thị Mai”: Thu 22 Nov, 7.30 pm
Screenings of “Chungking Express”:
23 and 25 Nov 2018, 7.30 pm
Sat 24 Nov 2018, 3 pm
Screenings of “Fallen Angels”:
Sat 24 Nov 2018, 7.30 pm
Sun 25 Nov 2018, 3 pm
Okia Cinema
639/39/39 Hoang Hoa Tham, Hanoi

From Okia Cinema:

Did you feel the chilling air filling our atmosphere these days?

It is almost winter in Hanoi and it brings about a vague, quiet sadness…

We waited for forever for this weather to present you two very special movies in the career of director Wong Kar-wai. The movies that, until this day, still influence a lot of rising Asian directors.

Emotions and inspiration and the topic as well as the characters are so very aligned in this two movies.

This week, Okia Cinema also welcome written articles and ideas from our fans so that together, we can create a special film week. We hope to start film weeks with our audience, and this beginning seems… savage, ghetto, bad romance… But it is always as good, isn’t it? From a dark and cold reality we commence dreams, isn’t it true Okia angels?

The movie consists of two almost-separate stories about the romantic relationship between two police officers and two women. The actors from the first story are Kaneshiro Takesi and Brigitte Lin, and from the second are Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Faye Wong.

The original title of the movie, meaning Chungking Jungle, implies the “concrete jungle” of skyscrapers in the city, Chungking is also the name of a large resident building, where most of the event in the first story take place. The movie’s English title – Chungking Express – is a combination of the main locations in each story, Chungking Mansions and Midnight Express (the name of the fast food store where Faye Wong’s character works).

Quentin Tarantino said that when he watched this movie, all he could do is cry. He cried not only because the love stories are so sad, so touching and so beautiful, but also because he got to see a true cinema masterpiece, a beautiful work in each of its frame, an artwork for true lovers of cinema.

Fallen Angels was inspired by many details in Chungking Express, a huge success of Wong Kar-wai. He Qiwu in Chungking Express is now Cop 223, who has fallen in love with a woman in blonde wig. Midnight Express, the workplace of He Qiwu in Fallen Angels is also that of Faye Wong’s character in Chungking Express.
A movie telling the never-ending love stories of 4 fallen angels! A coldblooded assassin with a broken love in his heart that he cannot open up with his “partner in crime” or the blonde girl who works at the fast food store.

A muted young man who always gets in trouble with the police. He harbored feelings for a quirky girl who is also having feelings for another man.
These vain angels, chasing each other like shadows… so close yet so far.

Screening scheldule:

Thu 22/11, 7.30 pm: Thi Mai (favorite film of the week)
Fri 23/11, 7.30 pm: CHUNGKING EXPRESS (1994)
Sat 24/11, 3 pm: CHUNGKING EXPRESS (1994)
7.30 pm: FALLEN ANGELS (1995)
Sun 25/11, 3 pm: FALLEN ANGELS (1995)
7.30 pm: CHUNGKING EXPRESS (1994)

All films are shown with Vietnamese subtitles

* An art talk introducing the movie and its author will take place at Okia Cinema, hosted by film director Nguyen Hoang Diep
* Communication partner: Hanoi Grapevine ( and

Non-profit screening, art talk before and after the show for audience having “cinema stamp” issued by O Kia Ha Noi

** Cinema STAMP provided upon purchase for combo cinema before the screening. Each stamp is valid only for 1 person.
** O Kia Ha Noi have combo cinema especially for Okia Cinema audience, including 1 drink at 50,000vnd.
** Okia Cinema does not receive reservations, kindly arrive early, check in, receive your cinema stamp and pick your seat.

For first-time Okia Cinema-goers:
– If you arrive by car, please park the car at the apartment building at 671 Hoang Hoa Tam, walk to Alley 639, go straight until you meet a crossroad, then turn left and turn right. No. 39 House has a giant teapot on its gate.
– If you arrive by motorbike, please go straight in (gently) and we’ll help you park your bike.

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Okia Cinema – “the world’s smallest cinema” – is a club for cinema enthusiasts, first started by film director Nguyen Hoang Diep and sponsored by O Kia Ha Noi art & culture space.

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

Okia Cinema
639/39/39 Hoang Hoa Tham, Hanoi


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